Obits

Michael Gary Wilson was born on December 30, 1955, in Watervliet, MI, to Walter and Iola Wilson, he was the youngest of five. He had one sister and 3 brothers.  Stella Ladd, John (Marie) Wilson, Roger Wilson and Paul Wilson.  Michael went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus...
Verba W. Coleman, 84, of Coloma, passed away on December 28, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service with...
Willard L. Quertermous, 91, of Coloma, passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m....
Joy T. Smith, 72, of Grand Junction, passed away on December 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. Cremation will follow...
Ruth Evelyn Holwerda, infant daughter of Thomas and Barbara Holwerda, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 pm on Monday, January 3, 2022, at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St....
Donald L. Wendling, 91, of St. Joseph, Michigan, formerly of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, January 14, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev....
Brone Rumsa, 91, of St. Joseph, will be missed, but not forgotten, as she passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 30, 2021. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 11:30AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at...
Roger Dinges, 74, of Baroda, MI passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, with his family at his side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life...
Mary Lou Eckoff, 85, of Coloma, passed away peacefully at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph on December 20, 2021 following complications after a recent fall. Mary Lou was born August 16, 1936 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Charles and Alice Arent.  She and her three sisters grew up on...
Barbara Jean Mitchell, 92, of Eau Claire, passed away, Friday, December 17, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Private family services were held at Friends of Faith Community Church, Eau Claire with Rev. Kevin Parkins officiating. Memorial donations in Barbara’s name may...
Raymond C. “Ray” Cerny, 89, of Bainbridge Township, went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Monday, December 20, 2021, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, December 27, at 11 AM at St. Paul’s United...
Wanda S. Hembree, 91 of Coloma passed away peacefully at The Timbers of Cass County on December 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place.  Graveside burial of Wanda's ashes will take place 11:00 am Thursday, December 30th in Coloma Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made...
Ruth Gatchell, 95, of Sodus, passed away, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, with Rev. Dan...
George David Rice, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at his home in St. Joseph. The family will receive guests from 5:30pm until time of Elks ceremony at 7pm, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph....
Caroline L. Jahnke, 91, formerly of Niles, passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday,  Dec. 18, 2021 at Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis. Funeral service times are incomplete at this moment. Memorials in Caroline’s honor may be made to Zion Evangelical...
Eugene Bohannon, 58, of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place and no local services are planned at this time. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family may do so by selecting the...
Joseph R. Gervais, 70, of Marcellus, MI., passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St Joseph, MI. Visitation will be Thursday, December 16,...
Elisabeth Ruth Schultz, 92, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at her home. Elisabeth was born in Lodz, Poland to Artur and Gertrud (Frencel) Gampe. Elisabeth was, above all, a devoted wife, mother and follower of Jesus Christ. She was married to her late husband...
Alois “Al” “Opa” Weisser, 88, of Stevensville, MI passed away peacefully on Friday, December 10, 2021 at his home in the presence of his family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, December 17, at 11:30 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave.,...
Sherman “Jack” Keller, 84, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021. He was born in 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. The son of a renowned trial lawyer and a loving mother, he followed his father’s footsteps and became a leader in the local legal community and...
Ruth Lockwitz, 94, formerly of St. Joseph, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 10, 2021 at her home in Deltona, Florida. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 17, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
Susan Kay Munjoy, 80, of Hartford, MI., passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2021 at Holland  Hospital.  Susan was born on April 22, 1941 in Coloma, MI to Otto & Marilyn Yirchott. She worked over 20 years as  a Social Worker for the State of Michigan when she retired in...
It is with profound sadness that the family of Jill Anna Grabowski Case, 43, of Homer, announce that Jill went to be with our Lord, December 10, 2021. Jill was born June 23, 1978, in St. Joseph, Michigan. She grew up in Coloma and graduated from Coloma High School in 1997. She married Jeffrey...
Justin Trinidad, 41, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Gathering will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday December 16, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A...
Frederick Marlin “Fred” Wesner, 90, of Benton Harbor, passed away in the early morning hours on the Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the waiting arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Fred was born on August 10, 1931, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Gustav & Dorothy (Stefan) Wesner. In...


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